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Computational Mechanics Research and Development Engineer

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Halliburton Drill Bits and Services has a position open for a Computational Mechanics Research and Development Engineer in the Woodlands, TX.  As a leader in the oilfield services industry, Halliburton offers challenging opportunities for competent people who want to progress in our high performance organization. This engineer will be working as a member of a team comprised of highly motivated professionals from diverse backgrounds.  The individual will be assigned to work on the rock removal process primarily through computational analysis of the cutter / rock interaction process.

Job Roles:

•Experimental validation including test design, coordinating testing with support staff, and data analysis using industry leading test facilities.

•Selection of appropriate analysis techniques and utilization of analysis tools to solve problems and make sound recommendations.

•Assists in project planning and review.

•May provide work direction for less experienced engineers and technicians.

•Sphere of influence includes interface with engineering, manufacturing, field engineering/sales/marketing and vendors.


•MS or PhD with an emphasis on Computational Mechanics

•Strong background in solid mechanics

•Knowledge of cutting mechanics preferred

•Practical experiences with rock mechanics, including rock constitutive modeling and rock failure mechanism a plus

•Practical experience running Finite Element software to solve nonlinear problems with contact, large strain, and large deformations.

•Ability to plan and conduct tests in a laboratory to validate computational models.

•Must be able to work in team environment; will interface with employees and vendors.

•Must be self-starter, self-directed, and willing to accept new challenges.

•Will work cross functional, cross divisional and across product lines.

•Strong verbal and written communication skills, including proficiency in technical writing.

•Computer skills including MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and MPP.


•Mechanical Engineering or Engineering Mechanics degree preferred.

•Experience using the software package ABAQUS.

•Background in Rock Mechanics, Soil Mechanics, Theoretical Plasticity of pressure sensitive materials, Discrete Element Modeling or Computational Fluid Dynamic


Halliburton is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


(0290) The Woodlands-Conroe

16548 Donwick Drive

Conroe, TX 77385


Miscellaneous Information  

Contract Type: Regular   

Working Time: Full-time

Internal Job Title: T103-ESG-Tech Prof-Mechanical, Prin

Reference Code:  NB00244107_EXT_001

Start Date: 08/07/2013


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